Yassir Eric (M.A. Ev. Theology, Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg) heads up the Saatkorn Projekt e.V.
As a pastor, theologian and speaker he travels in Germany, Europe and the Middle East. Since 2013 he has led the European Institute for Migration, Integration and Islamic Issues (EIMI). Coming from the Sudan himself, he knows the difficult path of integration from his own experience. He is convinced that only holistic, relationship-oriented integration can succeed.
Dr. Monika Klotz
Vice Chairwoman, Managing Director
Monika Klotz, PhD, has dealt intensively with the causes and consequences of trauma. In the Saatkorn project, she also benefited from her experience from working on projects for Daimler AG and from many years of youth work in the church. She is part of the founding team of the Saatkorn project and is responsible for the implementation of the association’s work on site.
She is fascinated by the holistic nature of the concept.
Treasurer, Head of financial administration
Bernhard Heise (Head of financial administration) is responsible for the association’s finances, because the Saatkorn Project cannot function with out them. So it’s a good thing that he enjoys digging into the financial details of the society. Nevertheless, the complex issues in the lives of the participants are also of great concern to him.
Uli Rothstein is a businessman and, together with his employees refines fine wires mainly for the brush and automotive industries. During the refugee crisis in 2015, he and his wife Debbie took two underage Afghan refugees into their family as foster sons through the youth welfare office. That is why the topic of “giving home, experiencing security” has become very important to him in an intercultural context. His voluntary work in the Saatkorn Project is an honor for him. Because of his experience and Christian conviction, he would like to contribute as an advisor and supporter of the association. He keeps an eye on the organization and the strategic implementation of the vision.
Paul-Ulrich Link (retired businessman) was born in Korntal and has been a member of the Ev. Korntal Brethren, to this day with great joy. He has a wonderful wife and 4 children by the grace and mercy of God. After a turbulent working life as managing director, he is now retired and is still involved in various organizations, including the Saatkorn Projekt.
The Implementers (The Staff)
As a social worker, Stefan Zimmermann is responsible for living with the participants in the shared apartments.
He also supports them with personal advice, job application training and contact with the authorities.
With his additional training as a trauma educator and a lot of experience in accompanying children and young people in critical life situations, he is in the right place in the Saatkorn project.
Integration guide & leader of the Noodle Factory
Mahir Ghalioun himself, fled from Iraq to Germany via the Balkan route in 2000. Therefore, he knows from his own experience what it is like to not know your way around Germany and how important it is that migrants are supported during their integration. That is why the participants in the Saatkorn Project are at the right address when it comes to correcting wrong ideas about Germany and explaining why Germans do what and how. Or to explain to the Germans why young foreigners sometimes have such strange opinions and ideas. He heads up the noodle factory and organises the lunch menus at the Kornhaus.
Head of Café Kornhaus
Friedburg Taut is in her element in the Kornhaus and thrives when she can implement her ideas there. The customer is king, which is reflected in stable, regular customers. In all she does, she always keeps an eye on the young refugees and their often difficult concerns and problems. She encourages and inquires about their welfare. Again and again she patiently explains individual work steps and ensures that the participants become increasingly independent in their work.
Noodle Planning and Sales
Anett Giehler ensures that there is always enough pasta, of our various types, available for the kitchen of the restaurant and for sale in the store and online shop. She makes sure that the goods are carefully packed and that they reach the order recipients quickly. She appreciates the participants and encourages them in their strengths. Her training as a companion for personality development and social skills is of great use in this regard.